A revision of the genus Eremoleon Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Nemoleontini)

  • Descriptions or diagnoses are given for 36 species of New World Eremoleon including 12 new species: Eremoleon attenuatus, E. durangoensis, E. jacumba, E. jamaica, E. inca, E. monagas, E. morazani, E. pygmaeus, E. samne, E. tanya, E. tepuyiensis and E. venezolanus. A neotype is designated for Hesperoleon atomarius Navás 1933. The larvae of 25 species are described and keyed. Keys to the adults and larvae are given, and biological notes are provided. Twenty-five species were reared from larvae found in cave mouths, rock overhangs, or other less common habitats; for example, E. nigribasis were found in deep recesses of mammal burrows, E. gracile were reared from reptile holes in the ground, E. punctipennis were found in beetle frass beneath logs, and E. femoralis in small twig holes or abandoned termite galleries in termite frass. Many new bombyliid and chalcidid parasites are listed.

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Author:Robert B. Miller, Lionel A. Stange
Parent Title (German):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (495)
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc.
Place of publication:Gainesville, FL
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2016/12/02
Year of first Publication:2016
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/12/02
Tag:New World; antlions; biology; keys
Page Number:114
First Page:1
Last Page:111
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0